In the book "Arlington Heritage, Vignettes of a Virginia County" by Eleanor Lee Templeman, 1959, is the following information:
Page 154 - "Marcey Memories - Marceytown was a familiar name around the turn of the century.It designated that area along Military Road between Donaldson Run and Marcey Creek.The Marcey family pioneered the area over a century ago, and many of their descendants are residing on inherited acreage today.The name is perpetuated by Marcey Road which leads off Military Road at Marcey Hill, towards the palisades.Also by Marcey Creek, the site of the only well-documented Indian village between Analostan Island and Chain Bridge."
"Most of my information on the Marcey family came from an interview in July, 1957 with a very fine old gentleman, John Henry Marcey, who was born December 5, 1855.He died September 20, 1957, nearing his one hundred and second birthday.He lived with his daughter, Mrs. Ward at 2554 North Military Road, no a subdivision cul-de-sac."
"From 1880 until 1929, John Marcey was head gardner of the gounds of arlington House and the National Cemetery.During those forty-nine years, he and his family lived in one of the dependencies of the mansion.Some of children were born and two were married there.(The author mentions a son of Robert E. Lee visited once to see his mother's garden.)
"The first pioneer members of the family were James Marcey, Sr., and his wife who built before the birth in 1831 of James, Jr. (died 1922).Their house , of which no trace remains, was on the north side of 26th Street, about a block east of Military Road."
"The pioneer couple, many of their descendants, and six unknown Civil War soldiers are buried beneath a giant holly tree at the crest of the hill beyond the spring site.The unmarked graves are in the north corner of the lot at 2641 North Richmond street."
"James Marcey, Jr., married Elizabeth Birch. They first lived at her parents' log home at 4752 North 26th Street, described on page 156, which is still standing.Before the Civil War, they built a home at 2632 North Military Road.The foundations of that house were recently found when excavations were made for the present house on that site."
"The oldest standing Marcy home is a neat little cottage at 2657 Marcey Road.....It is a log cabin, but the siding added many years ago hides its antiquity.Mrs. Marcey showed me the original 1843 documents of Lewis Marcey pertaining to thge mortgaging of land to raise funds for the construction of the homestead and development of the farm."
"Another old Marcey home is at 2666 North Military road, recently sold to the Washington Presbytery for the site of a future church.It was the residence of Mrs. T.a. Barton, granddaughter of James Marcey, Jr.; the rear portion of the house was built by her father, Walter Marcey in 1874.Red brick facing now covers the logs which were cut on the property.Walter Marcey was sent to the Philipines by the Government after the Spanish-american War, to take charge of shipment of bodies of our soldiers for burial at Arlington National Cemetery."